Couple, 2 Children Missing After Sailboat Sinks

MONTEREY, Calif. (February 25, 2013)—A search was underway Monday for a man, his wife, their 4-year-old son and the boy’s cousin, who were missing after reporting that their sailboat was sinking south of San Francisco.

Coast Guard Lt. Heather Lampert says the agency was able to gather that information from broken distress calls the family began making around 4:20 p.m. Sunday.

The boaters reported their 29-foot sailboat was taking on water and the electronics were failing.

Lampert saod investigators using the boat's radio signal and radar now believe the call came in from an area about 60 miles west of Monterey, farther south than earlier reported.

The boat and air search focused there Monday morning.

Lampert says the sailboat did not have a working GPS system.

She said the Coast Guard has not received any missing persons' reports.

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